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Valentine's Day weekend marks the ninth anniversary of the Seattle Print Fair, held this year from February 12 to 14, 2010 at the Davidson Galleries in Seattle, Washington's historic Pioneer Square.
The annual event brings together original print dealers in the U.S. and Canada for a rare opportunity to view thousands of original woodcuts, lithographs and etchings dating from 1480 to now, and to learn about the artists and subjects from knowledgeable representatives. Exhibiting are:The Annex Galleries, Santa Rosa, CA – Established in 1971, the Annex Galleries features works from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, with a focus on American printmaking from 1900-1975. Color woodcut, modernist prints, abstract expressionist prints, WPA and Atelier 17 works and the estates of Gustave Baumann, William S. Rice, Augusta Rathbone, Edmond Casarella, Bernard Childs and Joseph LeboitArmstrong Fine Art, Chicago, IL – A downtown Chicago gallery offering a wide range of 19th and early 20th century, classic Modernist and contemporary European prints, including work by Pierre Bonnard, Edgar Chahine, Jean-Emile Laboureur, Louis Legrand, Auguste Renoir, David Smith-Harrison, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Edouard Vuillard.Azuma Gallery, Seattle, WA – A leading representative of modern Japanese print artists, Azuma Gallery also showcases contemporary Japanese art, including screens, paintings, ceramics and baskets. Bringing together Japanese and American artists working in both traditional and contemporary mediums, Azuma offers a unique mix of talents, mediums and styles rarely found in the U.S. Print artists represented include Daniel Kelly, Toko Shinoda, Naoko Matsubara, and Rey Morimura. Joel R. Bergquist Fine Arts, Stanford, CA – A private dealer in 17th through early 20th century prints and drawings, the stock is primarily European, with a smaller selection of American and Canadian prints, including Goya, Piranesi, Renoir, Tissot, Whistler, Luce, Manet and Pissarro. Early lithography, 18C French color prints, Romantic period imagery, and mezzotints are also emphasizedWilliam P. Carl Fine Prints, Northampton, MA – 2010 marks 34 years in the business of buying and selling fine prints, specialists in the period 1850 to the present with an emphasis on color woodcuts (arts and crafts), WPA era prints, Whistler and his circle, and modern Dutch, Belgian and other fine European printmakers. Among contemporary printmakers are the work of Charles Donker (Dutch), Jakob Demus (Austrian) and Vincent van Ojen (Dutch).Cullom Gallery , Seattle, WA – Cullom Gallery focuses on the tradition and influence of Japanese woodblock prints and works on paper, including ukiyo-e prints by Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi, and Yoshitoshi; sosaku hanga by Koshiro Onchi, Sumio Kawakami, Kishio Koizumi, Wada Sanzo, Naoko Matsubara, and Yoshida family artists; contemporary moku hanga by Japanese and Western printmakers; as well as drawings, paper cuts, 19th century stencils and Japanese paper ephemera.Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA – Davidson Galleries has an extensive inventories of both antique and contemporary prints. The Contemporary Print Department exhibits and co-publishes prints by emerging and established European and American artists. The Antique Print Department maintains a collection of more than 5,000 early prints from 1480-1950, including works by Rouault, Kollwitz, Dürer, Goya, and Hogarth.Egenolf Gallery Japanese Prints, Burbank, CA – A private dealer specializing in fine 18th and 19th century ukiyo-e and 20th century shin hanga Japanese woodblock prints, Egenolf Gallery also has a special interest in Japanese preparatory drawings. Artists represented include Harunobu, Kawase Hasui, Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kiyonaga, Ohara Koson, Torii Kotondo, Kunisada, Toyokuni, Kitagawa Utamaro, Hiroshi Yoshida and Yoshitoshi.Conrad R. Graeber Fine Art, Riverwood, MD – A private dealer from Maryland, Conrad Graeber offers a wide inventory of 19th century American, British, European and Japanese fine prints and drawings. These include prints by John Taylor Arms, Albert Barker, George Bellows, George Elbert Burr, Arthur B. Davies, Fritz Eichenberg, Helen Hyde, Charles Meryon, Thomas Moran, Max Weber and James A. McNeill Whistler.Jan Johnson Old Master and Modern Prints, Inc, Montreal, Canada – This Member has been in business since 1979. Originating in London before moving to Montreal, they carry a wide range of both major and lesser-known European prints from 1490-1940, with an emphasis on fine impressions, including Durer, Goltzius, Goya, Tiepolo, Rembrandt, Dix, Picasso and Vuillard.The Old Print Shop, New York, NY – The Old Print Shop was founded in 1898 and has been in the same location in Manhattan since 1925. Since its inception, the gallery has focused on the graphic arts, artists who use printmaking as an expressive medium. The gallery has a large collection of American prints from 1750 to contemporary, antique maps, as well as photography, both vintage and contemporary. About the IFPDA
The IFPDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the highest ethical standards and quality among fine print dealers, and to promoting greater appreciation of prints among art collectors and the general public. For more information, visit www.seattleprintfair.com and www.ifpda.org.Seattle Print Fair February 12 -14, 2010Davidson Galleries313 Occidental Ave South Seattle, Washington
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